Ty-newydd Welsh Independent Chapel, Hendy, Llanedi
Capel Newydd Welsh Independent Chapel,
Hendy Rd. And Iscoed Rd.,
- The entry for this church on the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) website (Coflein).
- See also under Church Records
- See also Hen Gapel - the name itself is confusing since it appears not to be the oldest of these two chapels
- Coflein suggests that both chapels were first built in 1712 but this is obviously incorrect. See the chapel's full entry in Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches) where it is related that there was a falling out in the 1830s and a separate chapel, presumably Hen Gapel, was built on the edge of the existing cemetery and which was also used by Ty-newydd/Capel Newydd.
Extracts from the Hanes book
".....The chapel here is named Tynewydd (New House), despite the fact that this is one of the oldest causes in the County....."
The nearest date to this quote is 1832 ".........The opposing members then moved out and after a while they built a small chapel on the edge of the burial ground,......"
".....Then the church was cared for by Mr Thomas Jenkins, Penygroes, but the cause was weak, and the other cause in the main Chapel were not doing much better, and everyone felt that an attempt at unifying them should be made, as it was not good that there were 2 chapels of the same denomination on the same burial ground....."
".....The unification meant a great deal to the area, many returned to the chapel who had pulled away from both of the chapels, the cause looked hopeful in all aspects. Attendances were low because the people went to chapels that were nearer to them....."
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